mddg
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B250e 6-month experience review

Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:57 pm

A rare and somewhat odd review of the B250e. Concentrating on number of hours and fraction of time car is driven.

https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/03/6- ... des-b250e/
2012 Nissan Leaf, 2014 Mercedes B-electric, 2017 Mercedes B250e

JeffRay
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Re: B250e 6-month experience review

Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:38 pm

Quirky indeed. If one takes her 30mph and divides into 20K miles per year, that works out to "only" driving 28 days a year. Using that form of analysis, no car is driven enough to own. Ah what it must be like to live in eco conscious Europe. A different outlook on energy usage.

For me, it is convenience and a lifetime exemption from public transport after commuting on it for over 35 years. I traded speed and cost for comfort, quiet and convenience. Of course, I completely ignore traffic jams, limited street parking, pesty pedestrians, parking tickets, and the occasional flat tire.

Would I consider a nice on demand car, sure, I do use Uber and Via from time to time.

Maybe my view is biased because I own 3 cars, live in the city, and do most of the driving. Hm.
Jeff in NYC
MB '17 B250e; MB '06 E500W; MB '81 380SL

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